Friday, February 1, 2019

Mini-Review: A Danger to Herself and Others by Alyssa Sheinmel - 4.5 stars

Posted by HelloJennyReviews at 9:00 AM
Title: A Danger to Herself and Others
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary/Mental Health
Author: Alyssa Sheinmel
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Publication: February 5th 2019
Recommend: Yes
Cover Rating: 4/5
Reading Format: Provided eARC + Finished Copy(Thank you!)

A Danger to Herself and Others by Alyssa Sheinmel is a very well written book about an extremely intelligent girl, Hannah, who happens to have a mental illness. This mental illness may have caused Hannah to harm her friend and that is what lands her in a mental hospital while she awaits trial.

Hannah is extremely smart. As soon as you start the book you can tell she has a very obsessive nature when it comes to her studies. Instead of enjoying her summer doing normal teen activities she is at a summer school program at a college. At this program, she is given a roommate and they become be friends... Or do they? Hannah's roommate ends up in the hospital after taking a pretty nasty fall and Hannah finds herself in a mental hospital labeled as A DANGER TO HERSELF AND OTHERS.

While Hannah is in the hospital she goes through a lot of stuff:
Gaining and losing a friend, Lucy. 
Being told that she has a mental illness. 
Her trying to come to terms with this. 
And worst of all, Hannah watches her parents become distant. They start treating her differently and her mother even starts to pull away entirely. This book hits so many nerves but only because the things the author writes about are so true

You know a book is good when it makes you question your own sanity, right?

Overall, I gave the book 4.5/5 stars.


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